Modernized Anti-Racist Data Ecosystems (MADE) for Health Justice – Aug 31

Posted by de Beaumont Foundation on July 19, 2022

de Beaumont Foundation invites applications for Modernized Anti-Racist Data Ecosystems (MADE) for Health Justice

The mission of the de Beaumont Foundation is to advance policy, build partnerships, and strengthen public health to create communities where people can achieve their best possible health.

To that end, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the foundation has launched Modernized Anti-Racist Data Ecosystems (MADE) for Health Justice. This new, multiyear initiative seeks to accelerate the development of health-focused local data ecosystems that center on anti-racism, equity, justice, and community power principles.

Through the initiative, five nonprofit organizations will be awarded up to $1 million over three years to facilitate a multi-sector team tasked with building local data ecosystems focused on anti-racism, equity, justice, and community power. These ecosystems must focus on improving community health, connecting data across multiple local government sectors, prioritizing the needs and voices of communities oppressed by structural racism, and ultimately driving just and equity-centered decision making.

Proposed teams for this opportunity must include, at a minimum, a nonprofit organization that will serve as the applicant organization and local government entities (e.g., agencies, departments, programs) that represent at least two different sectors that will serve as contributors to local, population-based data and/or analytical services to the initiative. While participation from local government entities across two different sectors is the minimum requirement, a proposed team should include all organizations needed to make the initiative successful and sustainable. Teams may be composed of various other public and private organizations as determined by the applicant.

Specific sectors of interest for this opportunity include city, county, regional, and Tribal management; civic engagement and participation; community development; economics, income, taxes, and wealth; education; housing; labor and employment; land use, planning, zoning, and the built environment; legal and carceral systems; public health; and transportation and public transit.

Nonprofit organizations and local government entities that focus on various topics connected to community health are encouraged to apply. Organizations need not have an explicit health-specific focus or mission to be eligible to apply but must possess an organizational mission and/or strategic priorities that focus on: serving communities of color; addressing structural racism, equity, and justice; and engaging in community power-building activities (e.g., grassroots advocacy, community organizing) or have an established partnership with an organization that engages in this work.

For Phase 1, applicants must prepare a narrative statement, which can be submitted as a video (up to 16 minutes) OR in a written format (up to 16,000 characters) that responds to Phase 1 narrative statement prompts. There will be no preference for either format during the application review process.

To be eligible, applicant organizations must be a nonprofit organization that is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, is in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service, and is not a private foundation or non-functionally integrated Type III supporting organization; have established partnerships with local government entities (e.g., organizations, departments, programs) across at least two different sectors; and be based in the United States, in U.S. territories, or within lands of Tribal entities that are recognized under U.S. federal law.

The application process will occur across three phases: a Phase 1 open call for applications due August 31, 2022, and two additional invitation-only application phases.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the de Beaumont Foundation website.

Deadline: August 31, 2022 (Phase I Applications)

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